#VU56789 Out-of-bounds read


Published: 2021-09-21 | Updated: 2021-11-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU56789

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-37972

CWE-ID: CWE-125

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
libjpeg-turbo
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor: The libjpeg-turbo Project

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition when processing images within the libjpeg-turbo library. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

libjpeg-turbo: 2.0.0 - 2.1.1


CPE

External links
http://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2021/09/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_21.html
http://crbug.com/1234259
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-37972


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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